Definition of pattress in English:

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pattress

Pronunciation: /ˈpatrɪs/

noun

A wooden or plastic block fixed to a wall or ceiling to receive an electric light switch, ceiling rose, etc.

Origin

Late 19th century: alteration of pateras, plural of patera.

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